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What Happens to Our Brains When we Learn Something New?
"Each and every time we learn something new our brain forms new connections and neurons and makes existing neural pathways stronger or weaker. Some experts call these changes “plasticity” in the brain.
Dendrites in your neurons get signals from other dendrites, and the signals travel along the axon, which connects them to other neurons and dendrites. These signals travel fast, often in only fractions of a second, and many of the signals are sent without the brain being aware of the action.
Not having new experiences and learning new things will slow your brain down and make it less responsive. Adult learning is good for your health and has been shown to slow the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s and dementia, as well as just preventing general slowing of your mental faculties."-CCSU
When we Learn the morals, values and character of Abba Yah, our brains change. Same principle applies when we learn the ways of this world. Why do you think He states that He searches our Hearts and Minds? Our Hears and Minds cause us to act and function. When we are Engrafted into Abba Yah, we begin to function normally.
Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted G1721 word, which is able to save your souls.
Definition of Engrafted by Merriam Webster
to become grafted and begin functioning normally
Implant Means: transitive verb
1a : to fix or set securely or deeply:a ruby implanted in the idol's forehead
b : to set permanently in the consciousness or habit patterns
Biblical Outline of usage of G1721
inborn, implanted by nature, implanted by others instruction
Who's Instructions are implanted into your hearts and minds? Who's Instructions are conducting you habits or patterns? These are the questions you need to be asking yourself. For when the Holy Spirit Dwells within you, You are A New Creation!
1 Samuel 10:6
6 And the Spirit of the Lord will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man.
The Bible tells us many times that we are a new creation a new man/woman when the Spirit of Abba Yah comes unto us. This is The Holy Spirit by the way and if you are unsure this sermon will clarify and help you to better understand.
with them and shall be turned- H2015-הָפַךְhâphak, haw-fak'; a primitive root; to turn about or over; by implication, to change, overturn, return, pervert:—× become, change, come, be converted, give, make (a bed), overthrow (-turn), perverse, retire, tumble, turn (again, aside, back, to the contrary, every way).
Another-H312-אַחֵרʼachêr, akh-air'; from H309; properly, hinder; generally, next, other, etc.:—(an-) other man, following, next, strange.
Biblical Outline of Usage H312
another, other, following
Thou shalt have none other H312 gods before me.
Here we see that H312 is used again in reference to having No Other gods before Abba Yah Himself. This means we are not to follow another or different god or spirit.
Man-H376-אִישׁʼîysh, eesh; contracted for H582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation):—also, another, any (man), a certain, champion, consent, each, every (one), fellow, (foot-, husband-) man, (good-, great, mighty) man, he, high (degree), him (that is), husband, man(-kind), none, one, people, person, steward, what (man) soever, whoso(-ever), worthy. Compare H802.
What does Extant Mean?-Merriam Webster
b : the amount of space or surface that something occupies or the distance over which it extends : magnitude the extent of the forest
c : the point, degree, or limit to which something extends using talents to the greatest extent
The space or surface that Abba Yah occupies is Us!
His Scope is:
2 : space or opportunity for unhampered motion, activity, or thought
3 : extent of treatment, activity, or influence
4 : range of operation:
1 Corinthians 6:19
19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
Which is In- G1722-ἐνen, en; a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.:—about, after, against, + almost, × altogether, among, × as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (… sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), × mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, × outwardly, one, × quickly, × shortly, (speedi-)ly, × that, × there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Definition of instrumental
1a : serving as a crucial means, agent, or tool: was instrumental in organizing the strike
b : of, relating to, or done with an instrument or tool
When we are Abba Yah's and His Spirit dwells within us we become His Instrument, His Tool His Agent!! Therefore we cannot function according to the ways of this world any more, and we are no longer our own. We see that Yahusha HaMaschiach born by Mary of The Spirit of Abba Yah was not her child but The Instrument in which The World Shall Be Saved! Abba Yah Sent His Spirit into this World for Us So That He Can Redeem us Yahusha= Yah Is Salvation! Immanuel = Yah/God with Us!
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child G1722 of G1537 the Holy G40 Ghost.G4151
of-G1537-ἐκek, ek; a primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause; literal or figurative; direct or remote):—after, among, × are, at, betwixt(-yond), by (the means of), exceedingly, (+ abundantly above), for(- th), from (among, forth, up), + grudgingly, + heartily, X heavenly, × hereby, + very highly, in, …ly, (because, by reason) of, off (from), on, out among (from, of), over, since, × thenceforth, through, × unto, × vehemently, with(-out).
Biblical Outline of Usage G1537
out of, from, by, away from
Out of The Breath of Abba Yah, His Holy Spirit came Yahusha HaMaschiach
Holy-G40-ἅγιοςhágios, hag'-ee-os; from ἅγος hágos (an awful thing) (compare G53, G2282); sacred (physically, pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially, consecrated):—(most) holy (one, thing), saint.
Biblical Outline of Usage of G40
most holy thing, a saint
Ghost-G4151-πνεῦμαpneûma, pnyoo'-mah; from G4154; a current of air, i.e. breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively, a spirit, i.e. (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, demon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy Spirit:—ghost, life, spirit(-ual, -ually), mind. Compare G5590.
We covered what G5590 means in our sermon on The Meaning of Your Soul. Please refer back to that sermon for more in-depth understanding.
Examples of How The Holy Spirit Changes Us
The Holy Spirit Changes our Language
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
We are Given The Spirit of Truth
13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit G4151 of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
of truth-G225-ἀλήθειαalḗtheia, al-ay'-thi-a; from G227; truth:—true, × truly, truth, verity.
Biblical Outline of Usage of G225
objectively: what is true in any matter under consideration truly, in truth, according to truth of a truth, in reality, in fact, certainly what is true in things appertaining to God and the duties of man, moral and religious truth in the greatest latitude: the true notions of God which are open to human reason without his supernatural intervention the truth as taught in the Christian religion, respecting God and the execution of his purposes through Christ, and respecting the duties of man, opposing alike to the superstitions of the Gentiles and the inventions of the Jews, and the corrupt opinions and precepts of false teachers even among Christians
subjectively: truth as a personal excellence that candour of mind which is free from affection, pretence, simulation, falsehood, deceit
When we are given The Spirit of Truth, we are a New Creation because we understand and respect our duties and Abba Yah's precepts which are His Commandments and His morals values and ethics... We come out of the world of falsehood, lies and simulation of this world. Let us look at this definition closer.
Definition of Simulation
1 : the act or process of simulating 2 : a sham object : counterfeit 3a : the imitative representation of the functioning of one system or process by means of the functioning of another: a computer simulation of an industrial process
b : examination of a problem often not subject to direct experimentation by means of a simulating device
Without the Holy Spirit within you, your life is a sham a simulation for you are Not Living because the Breath of Abba Yah is not within you. satan and this world wants you to believe the lies that this world is for you, but do you see what is going on now in the world today? This is due to the fact that so many people have turned away from Abba Yah. He is clear on what happens to the land, and to the people who continue to sin. He Protects His Children even in the mist of chaos and confusion of others.
We are given the Spirit of Grace
28 Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace G5485?
We learned in the sermon What Does Grace Mean, that Grace Means Divine Intervention/Influence. When the Holy Spirit Comes upon us and we are changed, that is Abba Yah's Divine intervention His Influence upon our Hearts and Minds that rectifies us Back to Him and reflects upon the world through our life.
Grace-G5485-χάριςcháris, khar'-ece; from G5463; graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude):—acceptable, benefit, favour, gift, grace(- ious), joy, liberality, pleasure, thank(-s, -worthy).
The Holy Spirit Helps us In our Weakness
26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
Who is He in these verses? It is Abba Yah! Sometimes we don't know what we need but Abba does for He is A Good Good Father! and He prays for us. He knows because He Dwells with in us and seeks us out.
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? “I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.”
We are Given The Spirit of Wisdom
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
Wisdom-G4678-σοφίαsophía, sof-ee'-ah; from G4680; wisdom (higher or lower, worldly or spiritual):—wisdom.
Biblical Outline of Usage of G4678
wisdom, broad and full of intelligence; used of the knowledge of very diverse matters
the wisdom which belongs to men
spec. the varied knowledge of things human and divine, acquired by acuteness and experience, and summed up in maxims and proverbs
the science and learning
the act of interpreting dreams and always giving the sagest advice
the intelligence evinced in discovering the meaning of some mysterious number or vision
skill in the management of affairs
devout and proper prudence in intercourse with men not disciples of Christ, skill and discretion in imparting Christian truth
the knowledge and practice of the requisites for godly and upright living
supreme intelligence, such as belongs to God
the wisdom of God as evinced in forming and executing counsels in the formation and government of the world and the scriptures
The Holy Spirit Dwells in Us
You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.
When Abba Yah dwells in you, the flesh and this world is no more and you begin to function normally for you are indeed a new creation.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Yahusha = Yah is Salvation
Immanuel = God with us
The Spirit of Abba Yah took on the form of man and Died for our Sins. Therefore when we follow The Holy Spirit- Jesus Christ- Yahusha- and put on Christ/Yahusha, we are putting on Abba Yah.
1 In the beginning was the Word G3056, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 14 And the Word G3056 became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
Word-G3056-λόγοςlógos, log'-os; from G3004; something said (including the thought); by implication, a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (i.e. Christ):—account, cause, communication, × concerning, doctrine, fame, × have to do, intent, matter, mouth, preaching, question, reason, + reckon, remove, say(-ing), shew, × speaker, speech, talk, thing, + none of these things move me, tidings, treatise, utterance, word, work.
Logos- noun-the Word of God, or principle of divine reason and creative order,
Biblical Outline of Usage of G3056
what someone has said a word the sayings of God decree, mandate or order of the moral precepts given by God Old Testament prophecy given by the prophets what is declared, a thought, declaration, aphorism, a weighty saying, a dictum, a maxim
its use as respect to the MIND alone
reason, the mental faculty of thinking, meditating, reasoning, calculating We are not alive unless we Have the Word of Abba Yah in us!
Biblical Outline of Usage of G2222
Life the state of one who is possessed of vitality or is animate every living soul life of the absolute fulness of life, both essential and ethical, which belongs to God, and through him both to the hypostatic "logos" and to Christ in whom the "logos" put on human nature life real and genuine, a life active and vigorous, devoted to God, blessed, in the portion even in this world of those who put their trust in Christ, but after the resurrection to be consummated by new accessions (among them a more perfect body), and to last for ever.
Definition of Hypostatic -Merriam Webster
the substance or essential nature of an individual
There are many more things we get from Abba Yah's Breath and His Word, His Spirit when we are Alive and He dwells within us.
Merriam Webster Dictionary
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